Masters 2017: Par-three contest to go ahead as Augusta reopens its gates

After a brief suspension of play and evacuation of Augusta, the traditional par-three contest on the eve of the Masters will go ahead.

The par-three contest at the Masters will go ahead as planned following an improvement in the weather at Augusta on Wednesday.

Practice had been suspended for the day on Monday at 14.30 local time due to the threat of storms, and the inclement conditions returned on Wednesday, causing another hold-up and the course to be evacuated at 10.00.

Poor forecasts raised fears that the par-three event could be cancelled, but the interruption proved a brief one.

Augusta's gates were reopened at 12.30, with the contest set to start at the same time.

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